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Invest in These 4 Home Trends (That Won't Go Out of Style)
Fashion comes and goes, but style is forever! This motto applies to good interior design as well, because it too, never goes out of style! However, when considering long-term interior choices like cabinets, finishing and flooring, it’s not always easy to know which trends and pieces will stand the test of time, and it’s even harder to make a decision if these styles happen to cost a pretty penny!
But fret not; we narrowed down some of the most investment-worthy interior trends that you aren’t likely to regret. Here are four timeless décor options that are worth the extra expense:
1. Terracotta Tiles
Interior Designer: Alpex Design
Beautiful, rustic and natural – these words perfectly describe terracotta tiles in all their earthy glory! These tiles aren’t just timeless for their style, they literally last forever when properly taken care of and this fact should certainly make it worth the splurge.
Terracotta tile floors are a popular choice for living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms where a warm and homey vibe is more than welcome.These tiles usually require professional installation and sealing which expectedly costs a little more, but its enduring style (and construction) make it a totally worthwhile buy.
2. Neutral Everything
Interior Designer: X Dimension
When choosing base hues for your home whether for flooring, wallpaper or carpeting – going neutral and natural will (almost) never lead you astray. These elements are long-term design choices and therefore, opting for seemingly trendy colours – especially ones on their way out, can be a costly mistake.
Interior Designer: Torch Empire
Neutral and natural colours on the other hand, have never truly gone out of style – ever! It may appear slightly lacklustre from time to time, but little accent pieces can quickly freshen the look.
Interior Designer: Seshan Design Sdn Bhd
For instance, if your au naturel floor hues aren’t inspiring you any longer, just give it a jaunt with an energizing pattern and pop of colour ala a scarlet Bedouin rug. Or if your cream wallpaper looks lifeless a few years down the road, hang a multi-coloured painting to liven up the space!
3. Shaker-Style Cabinets
Interior Designer: UP Creations
The impeccable craftsmanship and humble style of Shaker cabinets are two obvious reasons why this carpentry type has been a mainstay.
Interior Designer: Dot Works
Even though it’s a little on the expensive side, these cabinets, which are of quality make and unassuming design, are long-lasting and can be matched with a large number of décor styles.
Interior Designer: M Innovative Builders
Thus, even if you are planning a design revamp in a few years, your cabinets can remain and fuse with modern Victorian, rustic, traditional, American farmhouse, French, modern, Scandi and contemporary interiors. Remember also that built-in cabinetry can boost your home’s resale value when in good condition and still in style!
4. Even Lighting
Interior Designer: KLAAS Design & Build
Never underestimate the power of good lighting! It can in fact, play up the attractive features of a home and hide flaws. It can also make a small space appear larger, draw focus away from dead spaces and improve the overall energy in a home.
Interior Designer: La Conception Hauz
But good lighting doesn’t happen by accident, it requires careful planning and the right types of lighting pieces. In truth, the types of lighting fixtures you choose do not necessarily have to be expensive, but hiring a lighting planner is essential and can cost a fair bit of money.
Interior Designer: X Dimension Design
Still, the advice and lighting plans you’ll procure might be worth the cost if your lighting experts can help produce the right amount of layering, ambient lighting and evenness. Also, be sure to consider LED bulbs, which may cost more upfront, but can save you more money on energy bills later on!